About

This is the index to blogs at the University of Chicago, Laboratory Schools. You can find what blogs are out there and who owns them. If you are interested in having a blog of your own for your school related team, club or organization, email Joe Kallo to get started.

Who BLOGS?

Blog Name

Blog Owner

AT European History Mr. Chris Janus and Ms. Andrea Martonffy
AT Micro/Macro Economics Mr. Chris Janus
Computer Science with Ms. Hansen Ms. Ruthie Hansen
DIT Bits Mr. Curt Lieneck
Español Señor Reubelt Mr. Craig Reubelt
Español Maestra Guerrero Ms. Angelica Guerrero
French Bienvenue Mythili Venkataraman
Deutsch (5th, 6th & 7th Grades Frau Steinbarth
Music Department Blog Music Department
Music with Mr. Brickner Mr. Brickner
Orchestra Blog Ms. Morales and Ms. Torto
Speaking Volumes Ms. Shirley Volk
Speaking Volumes Middle School Edition Ms. Cynthia Oakes
Sports Ms. Gail Poole
Le Blog de M. Farver M. Steve Farver
Professional Development Professional Development

What is a BLOG?

“Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog is a frequently updated, personal website featuring diary-type commentary and links to articles or other Web sites. Blogs range from the personal to the political, and can focus on one narrow subject or a whole range of subjects.

Many blogs focus on a particular topic, such as web design, politics, sports, or mobile technology. Some are more eclectic, presenting links to all manner of other sites. And others are more like personal journals, presenting the author’s daily life and thoughts.

Generally speaking (though there are exceptions), blogs tend to have a few things in common:

A main content area with articles listed chronologically, newest on top. Often, the articles are organized into categories.
An archive of older articles.
A way for people to leave comments about the articles.
A list of links to other related sites, sometimes called a “blogroll”.
One or more “feeds” like RSS, Atom or RDF files.

Some blogs may have additional features beyond these.

Can I Blog?

Blogs are available for all faculty, staff and student organizations. To get started contact
Joe Kallo to set up a time for a brief power point presentation and to get a login name and password.